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CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
in the united states senate and i think chuck would agree. >> i do. >> before you came out we were saying the gang of eight accomplish something rare which was for democrats and for plug-ins coming together on something. usurp together 13 years and senator schumer came to the other body in 1999 i believe it was in the gang of eight started to come together the friday after the election. senator lindsey graham gave you a call on saturday morning and you saw him on your call sheet. you called him and you said what? >> i said hi lindsey and he said -- the lindsey is one of the most effervescent and as john knows the band is back. let's do immigration and that was wonderful. than the next moment he said and i talked to john mccain and he wants to get back involved in my heart when pitter patter. [laughter] that meant -- that meant we could get something done in that sunday we reached different tv shows sunday morning talk shows. we both said we were going to do it and here we are. we are not there yet but at least we have made good progress. >> senator you were prescient early on to change an
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 8:00am PST
in the united states senate today who voted against bush's immigration plan. nine democrats voted against the same exact plan. and of those, i think three or four are from states that obama won, and the others were not. so this is not an easy road. do i think there is a good chance of it happening? probably a 50/50 chance. but until you put it down on paper and you start making thesis senators vote on it, it means nothing, really. >> all right. so, tomorrow the senate judiciary committee taking up the issue of gun control. and there is this anger among democrats, because this list of speakers, it's tilted in favor of guns. so pro gun testimony. so why are we not seeing the same kind of bipartisan support on the gun control issue? >> well, listen, that's more of an emotional issue, if you will, i think, especially after newtown. but, this is not the first type -- i mean, listen, chairman leahy is a longtime advocate, or has been very friendly with the nra, considering his state, a rural state. senator reid, the majority leader, the exact same thing. if you look at the makeup example, for e
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm PST
is intimidated by the jewish lobby in the united states senate. >> first, i -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree it's a provocative statement, that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or the congress in which you sit? >> there's been a lot of that today. during the bush years, of course, senator hagel was known as the rebellous republican and maverick, and now a lot of his votes and statements are being brought back by his former republican colleagues. >> shepard: but unless he screws it up he is getting through and the rest is politics. >> it may be still a battle ahead because if one senator objects on the senate floor, it could send the vote up to 60 votes to require passage so that could be trouble. three high profile republicans said they are a no. john cornyn from, senator imhave, and senator marco rubio. another likely no is john mccain who tried to talk to hagel about the troop surge in iraq. >> please an the questio
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm EST
provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or the congress in which you sit? >> there's been a lot of that today. during the bush years, of course, senator hagel was known as the rebellous republican and maverick, and now a lot of his votes and statements are being brought back by his former republican colleagues. >> shepard: but unless he screws it up he is getting through and the rest is politics. >> it may be still a battle ahead because if one senator objects on the senate floor, it could send the vote up to 60 votes to require passage so that could be trouble. three high profile republicans said they are a no. john cornyn from, senator imhave, and senator marco rubio. another likely no is john mccain who tried to talk to hagel about the troop surge in iraq. >> please an the question. were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the qu
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
in the united states senate. >> i already stated i regret the terminology. >> but you said back then it makes us do dumb things. >> reporter: if confirmed, he would be the loechb republican in the cabinet, also the first vietnam veteran in the position. his supporters argue that experience makes him uniquely qualify. every senate democrat is expected to support the confirmation. he also has the support of at least one rep, but he'll need four more to prevent a filibuster. >>> there will be a new trial for the man convicted in the so-called georgetown cuddler case. the judge overturned the 2010 conviction of 26-year-old todd thomas. in the decision, he says the original judge in the case wrongly allowed thomas' prior convictions to be presented to the jury. the jury convicted thomas for 11 counts of burglary and assault. prosecutors saying between 2007 and 2008, he brought into the homes of georgetown university students and assaulted them. >>> there's a question about whether the man who has been going around groping women in northern virginia has done it again. yesterday a woman said somebody g
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
a nuclear option in the united states senate. a lot of people don't appreciate how important it was for us to get that done. chuck schumer and i and others and dick durbin were involved in a bipartisan effort to avert that. thanks to the cooperation of our two leaders we were able to do that. there is a desire for bipartisanship here in this body. i think we can show the country and the world that we are capable of tackling this issue, a looming and terrible issue that has to be resolved in a bipartisan basis. and i believe the majority of the american people support such an effort. and i want to thank my colleagues again. and the ever congenial senator schumer. >> now we'll have even more congenial senator durbin. >> i want to thank my colleagues, john mccain, thanks. we have been down this road before, but i feel very good about our chances this time. chuck, thank you for your leadership on this. i'm sure that marco and bob and lindsey and i understand you've been the force behind this. if he's the glue, you're the force. and it worked. we have come to this moment. and here we are facing
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
overwhelming support from the united states senate. >> reporter: earlier kerry was greeted by cheers. it is a committee he led the past four years. >> first of all, you had a -- lightning-speed approval of the committee unanimously. >> reporter: kerry says he hopes the approval is part of the greater bipartisanship. >> there is so much on plate. we need to find a way to work together. i hope this is a symbol people are really prepared to do that. >> reporter: outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton recognized a deep divisions in congress have hurt progress. >> you can't let compromise become a dirt write word because then you veer towards fanaticism. >> reporter: she laid out the complicated map kerry would navigate. security challenges in north africa and the middle east. departmental changes in response to that deadly terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. >> every day a mixture of trying to end crises, help people be smart about using the tools of american diplomacy. >> reporter: kerry's colleagues say he is ready for the challenges. >> respect his work in the senate, his knowle
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have a credible democrat who will seek the party's nomination. >> it's interesting that the conservative was afraid that even more conservative republicans may challenge him and he decided time to move on. let's move on ourselves. jeb bush the former florida governor cowrote a piece of the "wall street journal" calling for comprehensive immigration reform among other things, writing this. some tell us makers are calling for piece meal changes such as issuing visas or conferring legal status of immigrants who were brought in as children. congress should avoid such quick ficks and commit itself instead to comprehensive immigrati
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
is one of the most likable and congenial men i've ever known in the united states senate, and i think chocolate agree. >> something rare, which is four democrats, four republicans, coming together. you all served years since senator schumer came to the other body, and the gang of eight started to come together. the friday after the election, senator lindsey graham gave you a call. on saturday morning. you saw him on your call sheet. you called him, and you said what? >> i said, "hi, linzy -- lindsey." that was wonderful, and he said he had talked to john mccain, and my heart went peter patter. -- pitter patter. there are different television shows, sunday morning talk shows. and we both said we were going to do it, and there we are. >> senator, you have gone back and forth. what made you decide to join it? >> i have always been for it, but i have always been concerned about border security, and i think with good reason. if you talk to the experts, there are still a number smuggled into united states that come in it from the border. there is huge violence. we have people on mountaintop
Current
Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
vulnerable democrats who had barely won their seats to expand the majority of the united states senate. >> and in the house. not the majority but to pick up eight seats? >> pick up eight seats after in 30 states, they elected republican governors and republican legislate temperatures and redistrict seats to make them. if that did not happen the republicans would not be in charge of the house but the resdrithing that happened in that made those seats safe or the kind of democratic year that we had in 2012 not enough to change the chamber. >> so they've got to do some rebranding and rethinking. maybe rethinking some of their policies, too. michael, great to visit with you? >> thanks. >> a lot of fun. thap for coming in. you know the political landscape. we appreciate that. we will get you back in soon. >> thanks. >> you can form michael on twitter at michaelpmeehan. see you soon. >> this is "the bill press show," live on your radio and current tv. [ music ] i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they c
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
want to call the united states home. the senate is out with its plan and today, it is the president's term. >>> the rare medical procedure for a soldier lucky to be alive. surgery done right in maryland. an update from the war vet himself as fox 5 morning news continues right now. s right no >>> straight up 6:00 right now. taking a live look at the u.s. capitol dome. lots going on down there. we'll have an update from melanie alnwick with the late off the some issues we are following today nationally. it is tuesday, january 29th. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's bring in gwen now to talk about weather for the day. >> a little bit of fog this morning. we don't have the freezing rain like we had yesterday or the sleet which is really good. there are a few kind of scattered showers to areas to the west. don't be friesed if you feel a little bit of a dribble here and there. other than that, not much happening. let's have a look at our maps. we'll put this all together for you. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere from yesterday. you can see tha
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
. >> massachusetts senator john kerry is the next secretary of state of the united states after the full senate overwhelmingly confirmed him. choice to head the state department was approved 94-3. kerry is expected to give a fair well speech. hillary clinton's last day on the job is friday. >>> also another member of the president's cabinet is heading for the door. transportation secretary ray lahood was the only republican left in the president's candidate. considers former republican chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. >> the current secretary of state is downplaying calls for her to run for president in 2016. hillary clinton is casting doubt on a presidential run just days after a super pack was formed to back her. in several interviews she says she is not getting back into politics. in 2008 she lost to president obama in a bitter democrat primary campaign. >>> maryland governor martin -- submit questions to the governor and other members of the administration. they can use twitter, facebook and the maryland government web site. we have the information and links on myfoxdc.com. >>
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm EST
or slow down item graying reform. >> and god bless, the united states of america. >> and as this this plays out, we can get a picture of it. senate officials hope to have the president's proposal and their own by poison irmarch -- by march and could start in summer and spring. >> and straight ahead on the news edge. >>> they survived sandy. what do you do with that debris? the massive around-the-clock effort going on months after the hurricane. >> and a medical miracle. an iraq war veteran undergoes a unique procedure. just ahead. sue. >> and some incredible weather here, too. 25 degrees above average and d.c. surging to 69 degrees. and that is not a record. everyone was like can we do this tomorrow to make plans. tomorrow's weather looks crazy. we'll talk about that and some action out there issue media day. >> and it's hot out there, too. and coming up in sports, rallyist fire and it's not about -- ray lewis is under fire and gonzalez is accused of using performance-enhancing drugs. what he has to say about that later in sports.  >>> six weeks lat
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
of the airport in timbuktu and fighting their way into the city center. the united states has also stepped up its involvement in the conflict by conducting air fueling. >>> a bipartisan group of senators and president obama are pushing immigration reform this week. the group of eight senators will announce their immigration reform plan at a news conference this afternoon. the senators will call for increased border security, a guest worker program, and a pass to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently here in the united states. tomorrow president obama travels to las vegas where he will also push for immigration reform. >>> time now 4:45. and today president obama will also meet with police chiefs from three communities that experienced mass shootings last year. it's part of his administration push to address gun violence. the communities invited include aurora, colorado. oak creek, wisconsin where six people died in a sikh temple assault. and newtown, connecticut where 26 people were killed. >>> a report this morning says japan's government eased its safety standards to help
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
the senate will decide when it is in recess, not the president of the united states. so if senators go home at 5:00 at night and come back at 7:00 the next morning, that's not recess. if they go home for thanksgiving, that's not recess. it's only when they shut down and stop their business like at christmastime. that's the recess. >>brian: the best example during the bush years was ambassador bolton. wasn't going to get passed, the senate goes on recess, the senate puts him forward, he goes on for two years. >> as much as we like and respect john bolton his nomination would have been invalid. the vacancy says the nomination must arise during the recess and filled during the recess. >>brian: how outrageous is it, we go by the rulings to have the white house ignore the rulings? why don't we start ignoring the white house? >> that is a very serious issue. the national labor relations board does not have a valid number of people on it. therefore, everything they have done with these two people on it, everything they continue to do is invalid and the white house is doing nothing about it. >>bria
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 5:00am EST
a group of bipartisan senators announced their deal to tackle the immigration issues in the united states. delia goncalves is live on capitol hill. that's not the only deal in the works. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. but this deal, of course, has many excited on capitol hill that a comprehensive immigration reform is as close as it's ever been. this bipartisan gang of eight announced its plans yesterday at a news conference. the proposal offers illegals a pathway to legal status under three conditions, though. they must pass a background check, pay a fine and back taxes and of course they must learn english. this plan also calls for beefed up border security and ensures illegals do not get their green card ahead of those already working towards citizenship. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. i'm not saying it
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
immigrants already in the united states that are undocumented. president obama plans to address immigration reform tomorrow during a speech in nevada. >>> today the senate is expected to pass a $50 billion bill to help victims of superstorm sandy. as many as 40,000 people are left homeless, at least 3500 families are still living some hotels. fema is fund that go temporary housing. the house pass this had bill just a couple of weeks ago. watching your money i have timely shopping tips for you. if you want too step out in a new wardrobe or pick up electronics, this is actually a really good time to buy. stores are trying to get rid of all the left over christmas merchandise and apparel deals have heated up so far this year. the deals aren't just awin heir peril either. you are finding deep discounts on basics like socks and underwear. prices are slashed on even designer clothing. and the discounts on consumer electronics are picking up as well. we had weaker than expected holiday sales, and in other words, note just the usual seasonal apparel discounts happening right now. everything on sale
FOX
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
republicannest and democrats have a plan for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the united states. kyla. >> reporter: one of the biggest debates with immigration reform is to whether or not help those that that are here illegally to become citizens. aup of senators from both parties also wants to use immigration reforto boost our economy. when it comes to immigrants getting -- they do not take the jobs of u.s. citizens and want to hold employers accountable if they hire illegal immigrants. they will get support on capitol hill. even in the republican cold house. they on 70% of the latino vote. >> i'm cautiously optimistic. i see the right spirit. i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway for it. >> reporter: the senators will give more details of their plan in just over five house. and the president is also getting involved. what is on his agenda when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> time now 6:16. later this morning at the white house president obama and vice president joe biden will talk about
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
're willing to compromise to deal with the 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the united states. >>> the difference i think on the ground is we have to put together a bipartisan bill in the senate and in the house to send it to the president. it's going to look different than what i might write or the president might write but it's certainly going to reach the same goal, to make sure these 11 million people living in america have a path to legalization first and then to citizenship. >> president obama said to be ready to unveil his own plan if the proposals fall apart in the senate. lawmakers in the house are also said to be working on their own immigration plan. >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg getting internet buzz for an abrupt end to reporter's questions. granted jason mattera is well-known for his jabs in left-leaning causes. he asks bloomberg how he can support gun control with the security. >> look at the team of security you have got. ? the spirit of gun control will you disarm your entire security team? >> we'll get back to you. >> would you like a sip of my so
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing rain. some sleet or ice pellets from .inchester to leesburg mostly rain south of washington at this time. , thiswe see that rain , culpepper, there is precipitationzen mixed in. im am expecting that to change over to freezing rain and sleet. a sloppy monday morning. luckily, we are not looking at much in terms of wintry precipitation this morning. of an inch ofs rain. not a major event, but you only a little bit of ice to on theig problems .oadways that is why there is a winter weather advisory in effect 10:00 a.m.
CNN
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
committee looks at the problem of gun violence in the united states, police work around the clock to save a 6-year-old boy held hostage by a man with a gun. for the past 17 hours that little boy has been held in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama, not far from the georgia border. police say the boy was taken after an armed man got aboard a school bus, demanded children, shot and killed the bus driver, and then fled to that underground bunker with the boy. neighbors describes what they've been told. >> i talked to the girl that was on the school bus and she told me he came on the bus with a gun, shot into the ceiling or the floor board once and shot the bus driver three times after asking for a child, two children between 6 and 8. the school bus driver apparently he did everything he could, he said you can't do that, threw the bus into reverse, floored the gas and that's when the bus alarm came on and tried to get out of the way but it was too late, he already shot the bus driver three times. >> our affiliate wdhn says the gunman is a 65-year-old man, reporter josh roltenberg i
CBS
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
immigrants here in the united states illegally temporary legal status with some conditions. the bill proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators would undergo background checks and pay back taxes. the president says at
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
to the united states high-tech family, low tech, all that have, that is going to be where the confusion is going to be. the first two they are going to find agreement, the last one is going to be where the rubber hits the road. >>> thanks so much for joining us. we leave you with the ravens rally on the inner harbor as they kickoff. right here on wusa9. have a great day everybody.
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
in the united states. president obama will travel to nevada tomorrow to lay out n reform. >> you can feel the bus already. six days away from the super bowl where the baltimore ravens will take on the san francisco 49ers. -- you can feel the buzz. >> baltimore gave them a sendoff. suzanne is at the inner harbor with players and fans. i imagine they're getting pretty excited. >> they are pretty excited. a great way to spend your lunchtime. even the rain and cold weather is not keeping these ravens fans away. they are bundled up, wearing red and black, here to give the ravens a huge sendoff. people came here early. they are featuring the marching ravens band, the cheerleaders, and a lot of excited fans. we are told the ravens might be stuck in a little traffic. they are expected to come here through throngs of fans and onto the stage. the team says they will be here for a short while. they will agree to the fans and then get back on the team bus. the fans are very excited to see their hometown team and are wishing them well. >> i'm excited. i cannot wait. my first time coming to a ravens ra
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am EST
in the united states. >> issue of immigration is not a simple one, but i think we have their opportunity to do it right. it would do a tremendous service to our country and its future. >> the president has said immigration reform is a priority for the second term. is expected to speak about 3:00 eastern time in las vegas. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> massachusetts senator john cain could move one step closer to becoming the next secretary of state. the senate foreign relations committee will meet this morning to vote on his nomination. at a hearing last week, the committee questioned john kerry about syria, iran, climate change, and other issues. many believe he will easily win senate confirmation. >> day swp day in it two high- profile trials in our area. jury deliberations resume the trial of a former culpeper police officer accused of killing an unarmed woman. daniel harmon-wright testified that he shot patricia cook in self-defense. prosecutors say the deadly shooting was excessive and unnecessary. closing arguments get underway this morning and the trial of john leopold of anne arundel
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
or slow down immigration reform. >> god bless the united states of america. >> and we are beginning now to get a handle on the time line on all of this. senate officials say they expect to have the president's proposal and a senate plan handwritten out into legislation. which could be voted on as soon as early spring or summer. then the plan would move to the republican controlled house of representatives. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> the next secretary of state. the senate voted this afternoon after the foreign relations committee gave their unanimous approval. kerry served on the committee for 28 years and he thanked the members and reminded them of the important work to come. >> this committee is critical to putting our best foot forward and helping us to hopefully make peace in places where it isn't and to advance our values and principles. what a privilege. >> kerry replaces hillary clinton, whose last day is friday. >>> a national star pitcher linked to performance enhancing drugs. how he's defending himself, next. >>> also ahead. >> have you heard of a hear
NBC
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am EST
. the centerpiece creates a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the united states. is accelerates the process for their children. >> what else has been included in the framework? >> it would beef up border patrol. it would also reform the current legal system. it would give green cards to people who get their masters from u.s. schools. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:26. mort super bowl coverage from new orleans. >> you can get yourself one of these. >> a preview of the ravens sendoff rally in the inner harbor. >> some light snow and freezing rain is possible this morning. >> we have a bad crash in harford county. the car on the left was filled up with low detergent gasoline. the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. go a little farther with bp gasoline with invigorate. now you have the power to lower gas prices with the bp visa with pump rewards. apply at choosebp.com >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. thi
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the united states. >> one day after a deal is reached for a group of senators for immigration reform, president obama is set to reveal his plan later today. the deal offers 11 million undocumented workers a path to citizenship. also creates a guest worker program, employment verification system and green cards to those with college educations. help strengthen the idea of the american dream. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> if i want to secure the nation, i cannot secure the nation unless i know who is here to pursue the american dream and who might be here to do harm. >> the nation should not combat immigration reform until problems with the u.s. boarder security are solved. >> law enforcement officials met with president obama to discuss gun control. they are pushing for restrictions that would prevent people from mental problems from obtaining weapons.
CBS
Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
to citizenship for illegal aliens who are already here in the united states. tomorrow the president will also talk about immigration reform when he speaks in nevada. >>> now, a joint interview with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. many wonder if clinton will run for president in 2016 with president obama's endorsement. mr. obama telling "60 minutes" that's speculation and premature. >> you guys if the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. >> right. >> and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> yeah. and i am as you know, steve, i am still secretary of state so i'm out of politics and forbidden from even hearing these questions. >> the great interview. the state department has confirmed that february 1st will be clinton's final day as secretary of state. she will take time off and we'll see if she decides to run. >>> you can meet one of the nation's top judges today right here in san francisco. supreme court associate justice sonia sotomayor brought her book tour to california this weeken
FOX News
Jan 29, 2013 2:00am PST
concerns with the plan. ted cruz says allowing immigrants who came to the united states illegally is inconsistent with rule of law and not fair to immigrants who came here legally. >> kelly wright live. thank you. this morning we are hearing from florida senator marco rubio. rubio sitting down with sean hannity to discuss the senate proposal we told you about yesterday and discussing what he thinks are the necessary steps in the immigration process. there must be enforcement measures before a green card. >> i think it's a good time to remind people the vast majority of con sefb tives favor legal immigration. we don't have a little immigration that works right now. illegal immigration undermine illegal immigration. he we understand we have to deal with this. we have 11 million people by all accounts are going to be here the rest of their lives with or without documents. we can't do anything to deal with 11 million people that is unfair to people who have done it the right way or number two will encourage illegal immigration in the future. that's whey your point is so crucial. must
ABC
Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
include the pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now in the united states. the lawmakers also want enhanced border security. the president's plan is introduced tomorrow. >>> undocumented immigrants can now apply for a driver's license in illinois. governor pat quinn signed the new law into effect yesterday. in order to get a license, undocumented immigrants would have to take a driving test and carry car insurance. illinois is the fourth and most populous state to issue licenses to the illegal immigrants. and not the only state because there's illinois, new mexico, washington state and in utah, you can get a driver's permit. >> that's interesting. there's definitely some headway on this issue. the plan that will be revealed, it's a broad stroke plan. they're hammering out the details, including the pathway citizenship would take and how the border would be deemed secure. so they're still working through the details. that's where always the devil is. but based on the last election, that's why immigration is such a huge issue. the hispanic population is growing. the number
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
of immigrants who are in the united states illegally. it also calls for an employment verification system that prevents identity theft and would add hiring of unauthorized workers in the future. >>> for the past four years, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton have shared the world stage and a few laughs, but laughs were few and far between when both were running for president. >> while i was working on those streets, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. >> you were practicing law and representing your contributors resco in his slum landlord business in inner city chicago. >> ouch, ouch, ouch. what a difference an election makes. president obama, of course, he won the nomination. clinton won his confidence. and now the president has nothing but praise for the woman who could someday succeed him in the oval office. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> i mean, very warm, close. >> hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. >> this has been just an extraordinary opportunity to work with him as a partner and friend.
CNN
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am PST
something about it? we should be enforcing the laws in the united states of america when they cross the border. it's very simple. >> you've lost some allies here. senator john mccain, he weighed in on this. obviously there's political realities to pushing for an immigration reform. here what happens he said about what's being put on the table. >> elections, elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens. but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> so, sheriff, i mean there is the political reality that the senator's talking about. do you acknowledge that you need to move on this issue if you are going to actually have a party that is viable when it comes to enough people supporting your agenda, including the hispanic community. >> well, you know, it's good to have these discussions by the snores and i presume the president. i don't know if they talk to each other. already have the game plan. but any plan is okay to try to resolve this
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Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
to citizenship for those already living in the united states. but it hinges on improving border security and also includes an employment verification system that would hold employers accountable if they hire undocumented workers. and also includes a guest worker program to fill the jobs that americans can't or won't do. want to bring in our chief congressional correspondent, on the hill and elizabeth espinoza from our new sister network in los angeles. dana, i'll start off with you. this is one of those things that you heard president bush -- when you and i covered it time and time again, he pushed this plan and finally, finally this is something that is coming together. he and republicans fighting tooth and nail on this. how did this happen? >> well, we actually, as you said, saw this same kind of coming together, the same kind of press conference in the very same room we're going to see this afternoon back in 2007 when george bush was president. and it didn't go anywhere, primarily because of the politics on both sides, but most specifically on the right. republicans really got absolutely crush
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